Data artist Aaron Koblin transformed flight patterns above the United States into colorful computer animations. The patterns that arise don’t only provide information, but are also a feast for the eye.
The Dumpster visualises 20,000 blog posts from 2005 that relate to romantic breakups. The interface is designed in such a way that links between the failed love affairs become visible.
On the website of the documentary Standard Operating Procedure, visitors can look through the photos of American soldiers torturing prisoners in the Abu Ghraib Prison in Iraq. Each photo is accompanied by explanations from the soldiers involved as well as expert commentary.
The initiative of a group of Kenyan civilian journalists, Ushahidi uses Google Maps to unlock information about the violence that followed the Kenyan elections in December 2007. An expanded version of the website is now in the works to report on incidents all over the world.
Videosphere is a 3-D sphere that reproduces videos from the renowned TED Talks archive and shows the relations between different presentations on technology, entertainment and design-related topics.
Web artist Jonathan Harris took a picture every five minutes during his trip to Alaska, where he went whaling with an Eskimo family. The photos are now in an online album with advanced possibilities, such as being able to see which moments were most exciting for Harris by using his heart rate as a measure of dramaticness.
According to one American newspaper, the documentary I.O.U.S.A. is An Inconvenient Truth about the national debt.
A visualization of people who’ve contributed to the Barack Obama page on Wikipedia.
Text Trends is a sendup of the ubiquitous line graphs and related information returned by services like Google Trends.
An animated movie bringing the words of the universal declaration of human rights to life with motion graphics of typography & symbolism.
“Web 2.0″ in just under 5 minutes.
An interactive web documentary about what happens after you die. Thanatorama will be presented live on 27 November by producer Alexandre Brachet.
A documentary maker gets lost in the world’s most popular photosharing website.
Interactive graph of the most influential directors & companies in the US. make your own selection & explore various spatial configurations to discover unknown relationships between seemingly unrelated or competing companies, or download maps made by other users.
A huge photographic collection of meticuously documented human identities and the similarities between them.
An educational webdocumentary that lets viewers investigate the world of Chinese coal miners who risk their lives in state-owned and private coal plants. 300 photographs and many hours of video and sound were used to create a striking immersive environment.
Japan only produces about 40% of the food it consumes. This is the lowest among all major developed nations. Infographic movie commissioned by the Japanese ministry for agriculture, forestry and fisheries.
An associative chain of statistical diagrams that dissect human existence with a good sense of humour. Subjects such as death, school parties, hobbits and cable TV are visualized in overlapping coloured circles, graphics and connecting arrows.
In a highspeed, geographical slideshow, Flickrvision shows the latest pictures placed on the photosharing website Flickr.
Duelity pits Creationism and Darwinism against one another in split-screen, with ironic use of infographics.
On the popular Digg website, visitors can “dig” news articles they like.
A landmark cross-platform BBC series, showing modern day Great Britain from the sky.
Gapminder sums up the world in statistical data.
An interactive map of crimes in Oakland and a tool for understanding crime in cities.
A collection of videos and websites by people documenting themselves, making one photo a day for many years in a row.
A short clip from the satirical Onion News Network, about a large red dot emanating concentric circles on what appears to be a map.
A webdocumentary about Hurricane Katrina, which hit New Orleans in the summer of 2005.
“Life in spite of everything” is the motto of Gaza/Sderot.
Newsmap is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator.
Since August 2005, We Feel Fine has been harvesting human feelings from weblogs.